In the Fall of 2016, K9 Hondo became the 5th canine with the Palatine Police Department and is partnered with Officer Kevin Case. K9 Hondo is a male German Shepherd born in Europe on January 20, 2015. Officer Case and K9 Hondo attended a six week basic canine course in Elkhart, Indiana with FMK9. K9 Hondo is certified through the North American Police Work Dog Association "NAPWDA" in narcotics detection, tracking of suspects and lost persons, building / area / article searches, and aggression control. K9 Hondo lives at home with Officer Case and his family.